The secrets of Germany's success

Following Germany's success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Under-19 Championship, we find out more about the German Football Association's youth policy, a system that has reaped rewards for the country's young players.

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      Croatia star Ivan Rakitić offers you his advice on perfecting the art of taking direct free-kicks.
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        This training routine designed by Director of the Romanian Football Association Coaching School, Mircea Rădulescu, is geared to help your players to improve their build-up play and launch effective attacks.
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          New possession play drill

          Hone your team's ability to keep the ball with this training drill designed by former Sweden Under-21 coach Jörgen Lennartsson.
          • Bjørnebye's grassroots passion

            Bjørnebye's grassroots passion

            Former Norway and Liverpool FC defender Stig-Inge Bjørnebye reveals why grassroots football is so important to him and how he is relishing his role as the Norwegian Football Federation's development manager for youth and children's football.
          • The making of Philipp Lahm

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            We trace the rise of the Germany and FC Bayern München captain, going back to the grassroots club where he began his career.
          • Attacking play through central channels

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            This training exercise designed by Greek Football Association coach education director Aristotelis Batakis aims to help your team to improve its play through the central channels to build quick and effective attacks.
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              Memories of Messi's first coach

              Lionel Messi's first coach, Xavi Llorens, tells UEFA Training Ground about his memories of working with the Argentina and FC Barcelona star at the club's famous La Masia youth academy.
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